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News about Surrey for the week ending March 1, 2015

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The week in review » news reported during the week ending March 1, 2015

Call for slower trains, school districts face cuts, body found in car and more

Here's what was compiled from the Surrey B.C. news source compilation: news, civic and blogging sources from and about Surrey, B.C. Canada.

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    Vancouver Sun Transit Police shooting victim remembered at Surrey vigil Vancouver Sun Dozens of family and community members gathered in Surrey today to remember Naverone Christian Landon Woods, a 23-year-old Gitxsan man who was fatally shot by Transit police in December. The smell of burning sage filled the air as family and friends ... Vigil held for young man shot by Transit Police in Surrey News1130 Young man fatality shot by Transit Police is remembered CKNW News Talk 980 Naverone Woods shot by…
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    Vancouver Sun Vigil to be held in Surrey for Transit Police shooting victim Vancouver Sun On Dec. 28., Woods was shot by Transit police at a Surrey Safeway store at 104th Avenue and King George Boulevard. He had just arrived in Vancouver that month from Hazelton, B.C., to work a job in construction and stay with his girlfriend in Surrey .
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    Orchestral premiere in Surrey Surrey Leader Surrey Youth Orchestra presents World Premiere: Space and Time, a free concert featuring a commissioned work by Surrey -born composer Jordan Nobles. The concert will feature more than 100 young musicians and takes place Saturday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m. at ... and more »
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    Surrey D-Day survivors honoured by France Surrey Leader To mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the French government is recognizing all living Canadian veterans who participated in the D-Day operation. The Legion of Honour award is the highest decoration France can bestow. Both Surrey veterans participated ... and more »
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    Surrey and Delta school districts wrestling with 'unfair' mandated budget cuts Surrey Leader Both the Surrey and Delta school districts are stunned by the recent provincial budget announcement that requires school districts provincewide to reduce spending on administration and related services by $29 million in the upcoming school year and a ...
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    CBC.ca Surrey neighbourhood ruined by abandoned homes, residents say CBC.ca A group of Surrey , B.C. residents say their family neighbourhood is being ruined by an increasing number of abandoned homes that is attracting squatters and thieves. They say developers are buying up older properties in Woodward's Hill neighbourhood, ...
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    The Province IHIT takes case after body found in SUV in Surrey City Centre The Province The RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is at the scene where a deceased male was discovered in Surrey's City Centre area Friday morning. Police received a call around 9:50 a.m. to assist emergency health services with an unresponsive ... IHIT investigating after body found in SUV in Surrey (with video) Vancouver Sun all 22 news articles »
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    CBC.ca Suspicious death under investigation in Surrey , BC CBC.ca The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is investigating a suspicious death in Surrey , after police found a man's body in a vehicle on Friday morning. Surrey RCMP were called to the 9500 block of 139th Street just before 10:00 a.m. PT and called in ... Body found in vehicle in Surrey Vancity Buzz IHIT investigating after body found in SUV in Surrey (with video) Vancouver Sun Another dead body found in second car in North Surrey Surrey…
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    IHIT investigating after body found in SUV in Surrey Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER - The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called in after a body was found in an SUV in the city centre area of Surrey this morning. Shortly before 10 a.m., Surrey RCMP received a call to assist emergency health services ...
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    CBC.ca Jas Singh's God's Little Acre farm dropped by Food Banks BC CBC.ca The concerns started in 2013 when the Surrey Food Bank, which was at one point Singh's biggest recipient, quietly cut off its ties over concerns of the quality of his produce. "If there is a need to go through perishable items that are rotting or of ... and more »
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    The Province Body found in SUV in Surrey's City Centre area The Province The RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is at the scene where a deceased male was discovered in Surrey's City Centre area Friday morning. Police received a call around 9:50 a.m. to assist emergency health services with an unresponsive ...
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    Surrey RCMP is currently on scene following a report of deceased person in the City Centre area.
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    Surrey Now Surrey breaks ground on biofuel processing facility Surrey Now Henk Kaskens, founding and managing director of the company, said together with Surrey the company has "designed an innovative solution that will prove to be world class. We believe the City of Surrey's progressive vision will set a new standard for ... and more »
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    Mayor Linda Hepner along with representatives from public funding partner, the Government of Canada and private partner Orgaworld broke ground today on Surrey’s new organics Biofuel Processing Facility.
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    Surrey Now Electronic music festival planned at Surrey's Holland Park in July Surrey Now SURREY — A two-day concert featuring "world-renowned electronic music artists" is planned for Holland Park this summer. Up to 22,000 people are expected daily at the ticketed festival on July 3 and 4. On Monday (Feb. 23), Surrey city council granted ...
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    The Surrey RCMP, Surrey School District, and City of Surrey are inviting Surrey youth to share how they are making a positive difference in their neighbourhoods and schools with the 2015 Youth Surrey Steps Up initiative.
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    There’s something magical about seeing and hearing a live orchestra… The haunting cacophony as the musicians warm up. The silent moment of anticipation as the conductor raises his hands. Rows of bows dancing in unison. And of course, the music. Everyone, classical music lover or not, should enjoy this experience at least once in their […]
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    Body found inside car in Surrey parking lot CBC.ca A body has been found inside a car in a parking lot in Surrey , B.C.. RCMP confirm they were called around 1 p.m. PT to 88 Avenue and 120 Street. Police say the death does not appear to be suspicious at this point, but its major crimes unit is ...
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey wants freight trains to slow through Crescent Beach Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER -- Surrey city council has endorsed a push for freight train speed restrictions in Crescent Beach. The push calls for speed restrictions on freight trains coming in and out of Crescent Beach, from the existing Nicomekl railway swing ... and more »
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    On Wednesday, February 25th, Surrey RCMP officers visited local high schools across the city to raise awareness against bullying in support of Pink Shirt Day.
  • Vancouver Sun Richmond homicide victim identified as Surrey man Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has identified the young man found dead on River Road on Monday in Richmond. IHIT spokeswoman Sgt. Stephanie Ashton says 20-year-old Alexander Renney of Surrey was last seen ... Homicide investigators identify man found dead in Richmond as Alexander ... The Province all 14 news articles »
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    City Council has endorsed a resolution to call for freight speed restrictions from 30 miles per hour (mph) to 10 mph leading in and out of the Crescent Beach area, from the existing Nicomekl railways swing bridge to 24th Avenue.
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    Construction has started on single family homes to the west and north of the new Sunnyside Elementary. There’s a sliver of trees that haven’t been cut down yet, but I don’t know if they’ll remain after development finishes on the west of the school. Here’s what it looked like before: And here’s a picture with … Continue reading Trees gone on west side of school →
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      Surrey can be proud of its record of import and export achievements. The Surrey Board of Trade International Trade Awards provide recognition for this success, raise awareness of the vital contribution imports and exports make to B.C.’s economy, and act as a catalyst for companies to reach even higher levels of excellence. Nominations are now being accepted in the following two categories: 1. Small Business – Under $15 Million Revenue and Large Business – Over $15 Million Revenue. 2. The…
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    As promised, Budget 2015 is our government’s third-consecutive balanced budget; and we’re on track to balance the 2014-15 budget with a projected surplus of $879... The post Budget 2015   appeared first on MLA Stephanie Cadieux .
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    Vancouver Sun Surrey First spent nearly $1.2 million on civic election campaign Vancouver Sun METRO VANCOUVER — Surrey First spent nearly $1.2 million on its successful 2014 municipal campaign, primarily from corporate donors, according to campaign disclosure statements. The amount, which was almost triple the money spent in total by Mayor ... and more »
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    Partnership will expand AFEX’s reach, accessing energy, mining and other key industries in Western Canada Woodland Hills, Calif. – February 17, 2015 — AFEX, one of the world’s largest non-bank providers of global payment, foreign currency and risk management solutions, today announced its expansion to Vancouver via a strategic partnership with the Surrey Board of Trade.  The new AFEX Vancouver office will be headquartered within the Surrey Board of Trade. The partnership will take advantage of…
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    The Province Surrey cops on the walkabout beat see it all The Province Whalley works out of the District 1 RCMP office at 107th Avenue and King George Boulevard and on this day is filling in for Camping's regular partner, Surrey RCMP Const. Carl Garlinski, whose LinkedIn profile reveals that "Drugs thugs" are his "bread ... and more »
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    Ministry of Education says districts provincewide must reduce administration spending by $29 million this fall and $25 million next year.
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    Investigators are still trying to determine the identity of the man found in North Surrey Friday
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    A Delta woman is facing charges after police found mail, bank and credit cards and meth in a car parked in South Surrey Wednesday night.
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    Canada Post seeks solutions for community-mailbox crime, much of which occurs in Surrey.
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    Abbotsford lawyer argues new federal system forcing patients to buy only from commercial producers is unconstitutional
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    A ceremony will be held Saturday for Naverone Woods, 23, who was fatally shot on Dec. 28.
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    Surrey council has thrown its support behind efforts to slow the speed of freight trains travelling along the Crescent Beach waterfront.

 

 

 

 


A few caveats: there are several streams in this compilation, including news alert feeds, which may lead to some duplication of stories. I try to remove marketing materials and the odd story about that other Surrey (in England), but sometimes things can slip through.

 

 

 

 

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